Arrest for attempted rape on Lexington Avenue

On Sunday, cops made an arrest of a man believed to have tried to rape a woman after forcing his way into her Lexington Avenue apartment.

It was on Monday, December 16 at 2 a.m. When Donnelle Murphy, 29, went to the victim’s home, said police, although she was able to fight him off before he fled.

Murphy was nabbed at 400 East 30th Street, the Bellevue men’s homeless shelter.

He now faces charges of attempted rape, burglary, grand larceny, menacing and assault.

The man learned the woman’s address after finding her wallet at a McDonald’s on East 28th Street, the Daily News reported.

The victim reported the crime last week, though information about the case was only released by the NYPD yesterday. In an initial police alert/request for public assistance that wasn’t previously distributed to the media, the victim’s attacker was described as being a 25-35 year old black male, 6 ft. 3 ins. tall and weighing 220 pounds. He was also believed to have tattoos on his upper chest and neck.